Half of Italian SMEs feel the risk to pay bribes

25% of Italian SMEs have corrupted officials (or were forced to) to get works assigned, and at least half of them refused to pay bribes in the first months of 2014, ADN Kronos’ survey reports. 10% only of those asked for a payoff denounced the event to police forces, while 80% of the interviewees repute their business is conditioned by illegal moves of their competitors.

Such negative trend keeps growing since the last ADN Kronos’ survey in December 2013.

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